The last two days were gorgeous. Sunny. Temperatures in the mid- to upper-60s. Almost unheard of for mid-March in Wisconsin.
And even though it was gorgeous, I didn't get outside to run. Painful. I wanted to. I really did. But Monday I had a late assignment at work and didn't get home until after dark and last night it was dinner with an old friend followed up with a St. Patty's Day drink with some friends.
And running after consuming green beer? Probably not the best idea.
So it was beautiful and I didn't run.
Today? Not quite as nice. But it was still in the mid-50s and sunny. And a bit windy. But I skeedaddled out of work when the clock struck quitting time. I threw on some running clothes, grabbed my iPod and hit the road.
And it was beautiful. I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoyed running outside. But these last two runs reminded me. Yes, the wind was a bit gusty today, making it harder to run to the north and the west, but other than that, the run felt good.
An added plus? During the 2-mile route I listened to tunes by Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys - two bands I discovered while out celebrating St. Patty's Day last night. Good stuff. Check them out.